Category: Travel

The Purpose and Lost Art of Travelling

Some of the top reasons people cite for travelling is for “personal growth”, “cultural exploration” and “to find themselves”. But what most people end up doing is sight-seeing the usual tourist attractions, eating out every day, relaxing, getting massages, or filling their days with curated/planned itineraries from tour agencies or TripAdvisor. I confess; I’ve been on these types of “standard” holidays. And other than indulging and escaping, there’s not much soul-searching or personal growth going on (at least not for me). So I decided to go on a different kind of trip.


Cheaper and Worthwhile Things to Buy in JB, and How to Get There

We all know there are many things that are cheaper across the causeway in JB (Johor Bahru), but to get there requires at least 1 hour (and sometimes, 3 hours) of travel through the immigration checkpoint. Considering the time and effort involved, I’m always on the lookout for faster, cheaper, and more convenient ways to make the journey. And because I can’t have a carload of goods to bring back home with me (mainly because I don’t have a car), I have to be selective on what I buy that would justify the trip there. Here’s what I do.